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Once Upon a Mattress (2005)

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In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea", Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to ... See full summary »

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The musical story of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, adapted from the 1959 Broadway hit, and featuring most of the original Broadway cast.

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In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea", Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that come along. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken learn that they are going to be parents, wed or not, he goes off to the swamps and brings back Princess Winnifred ("Fred" to her friends). The queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, but Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King, and the Jester, isn't going to be quite so easy to get rid of. Written by Brad Pardee

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18 December 2005 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Carol Burnett, who plays Queen Agravain in this version, played Princess Winifred in the original Off-Broadway production in 1959, which later moved to Broadway, and then to TV as Once Upon a Mattress (1964). Burnett recreated the role in Once Upon a Mattress (1972). See more »

Goofs

During the Happily Ever After number, Princess Fred gets up on the table and kicks off the books stacked there but when we look down a few seconds later the stack she just kicked off on the right side of the table as we face it has returned. See more »

Quotes

Queen Aggravain: Goodbye, good luck, get out.
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Version of The Princess and the Pea (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

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Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Sung by Carol Burnett and Edward Hibbert
Also used as dance music at the beginning of the ball
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Loved it!
27 December 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Very cute! I absolutely loved this movie- well, then again, I love Tracy Ullman and Carol Burnett (who is, by the way, not looking the least bit of her 72 years). I couldn't believe Burnett was still going this strong - and after starting her career with the stage version of this movie as young Princess Winifred, to now come back so many years later and play Queen Aggravain is just amazing. She's such a great performer, and this was no exception. I'm absolutely kicking myself for not recording the second airing of the movie, though, and I was wondering if this movie is available on DVD or what-have-you? Wishing I could find the music for Princess Winifred's opening song, also. Anybody know where to get either one?


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